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Benni Explains Rusike’s Reasoning For Coming To Celebrate The Goal With Him

Benni McCarthy Explained The Reason For Matthew Rusike's Goal Celebration

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 08, 2018 03:40 PM

Benni McCarthy has explained why Matthew Rusike’s goal celebration was extra special last night after the newly-signed Cape Town City forward found the back of the net in the early minutes of the encounter. 

City claimed a 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits in the first round of the Nedbank Cup competition, with Rusike’s early goal proving to be enough for the Citizens to hold on to until the final whistle. 

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Rusike, who made his debut for the City since putting pen to paper on January 31, found the back of the net in the second minute of the encounter, where he rushed off to celebrate with his new head coach, McCarthy.

“I just told him to play in between the two centre backs because obviously, the communication, the chemistry isn’t there because they are a, fresh, newly formed pair and I said to Matthew, they are very good defending forward, but once in behind and letting them decide which one is going to pick you up, then you are going to have joy,” McCarthy told the media after the game. 

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“We tried to put as (many) crosses in because I saw the SuperSport game, the penalty that they conceded was because of the lack of communication between the back three, with Tyson playing on the right and Bongi (Bongani Khumalo) and (Buhle) Mkhwanazi. So, I said to him, just make yourself a nuisance in between of them. 

“I think it is also more the fact that I pushed to try and get him on the last day of the transfer window because obviously we had other targets and it basically fell through, so Matty texted me a couple of days before the window closed and that is where it came to life and I realised that he was free so I jumped on it and tried to get him in, so then on the deadline I managed to bring him in. So he feels like the fact that he texted me just out of pure luck that maybe I am interested, now he is playing and he is enjoying himself again, he has the freedom and we make him feel that he is an important part of the team,” he added. 

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Vongani! Joined: 10 Jul 2017
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Vongani! Feb 09, 2018 08:32 AM
Hahahaha,,,the linesman is also celebrating with benni and rusuke, ,,just have look on the pic,,,you will also notice that his thumb is up,,the sign of "sharp"
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Feb 08, 2018 11:22 PM
@blackmeteor, yes, remember I am one rival supporter who congratulated Prof Komphela for giving youngsters an opportunity to shine. Very few Coaches can take that risk, with this vision, one would expect family business to give him 5 year contract beyond the current one.
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chris_kumalo Joined: 31 Jul 2011
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chris_kumalo Feb 08, 2018 08:45 PM
That was great for him and the club. It looks like the Cape teams will all go through to the last 16,thanks God we not facing any team Frome that side
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Feb 08, 2018 07:38 PM
Ok I hope he will score in other games
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Feb 08, 2018 06:45 PM
@setlaboswana OK,bra I see your point.........and I am on record for congratulating Pizza for his original excuses when on the wrong end of results as well as complimenting Benni on his interesting use of Kaapse Taal when under pressure......so none of us are biased....Thanks for clearing that up.
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thabanakhosi Feb 08, 2018 06:02 PM
Most strikers who join new teams this past window period have scored ,the expensive old madala yet to score
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Feb 08, 2018 05:45 PM
@blackmeteor, no mate, I gave credit where it is due.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Feb 08, 2018 05:32 PM
@blackmeteor, but mate, I have been consistent in praising Prof Komphela for his superb defensive tactics, his communication skills, draws and their capacity to keep clean sheets.
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Feb 08, 2018 05:14 PM
@setlaboswana Guilty as charged................Just like you, I don't tire hearing about my team's achievements.......(and yes, before you mention it, you've achieved more lately) But we are both biased aren't we?
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Fanaticalism Feb 08, 2018 04:55 PM
All of LieDuma's articles got less than 20 comments today...Watch there will be a few stories about Steve and Chiefs tomorrow...I bet R500 that there will be a useless article about Steve or Chiefs tomorrow
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 08, 2018 04:48 PM
The last paragraph of ur speech coach mmmm loool
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Feb 08, 2018 04:34 PM
@blackmeteor and @wash & wear, to be fair to Benni and his new player, let's give them space to celebrate their sweet 1-0 victory over our neighbours Suppersport Utd. Castro scored a lucky goal, his first ever goal (maybe his last) for fau, but we never heard the end of it.
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Bongz4bucs.. Feb 08, 2018 04:26 PM
Mxm this guy is cow he failed at Naturena ...he ws jst lucky to score...Benni ur man is Martin that a very good player
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Feb 08, 2018 03:55 PM
Mxm u talk to much wena fatty boom booom
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Feb 08, 2018 03:48 PM
Enough news about Benni and Rusike now, thanks.

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